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by a task force led by vice president joe biden after 20 schoolchildren and six educators were slain at an elementary school in connecticut last month. >> for the latest on this, let's go live to our correspondent, standing by in washington. the president does not have the political backing he needs right now for the tough laws. what is his agenda, both in the house and in the senate? >> right. he needs to get the votes to pass in the congress. obviously. so he is trying to change the equation, trying to build up pressure on congress men and women, and the one thing they respond to this pressure from their voters. they are actually quite accessible for their voters, so barack obama has called upon voters to call their congress people and say that it is important to ban assault weapons, for example. he has done that before -- for example, for the fiscal cliff just a couple of weeks ago. it has worked before. the other way he wants to build up pressure is by organizing this push for new laws, like a campaign with the money, the ads, and the whole machinery he used for his reelection to
enacted now. >> suarez: and vice president joe biden told the mayors not to believe the voices of doubt. >> there are some who say the most powerful voice in this debate belongs to the gun lobby and those that demand a stop to these common sense approaches to save lives. i think they're wrong. this time, this time will not be like times that have come before. >> suarez: and away from washington in aurora, colorado-- the movie theater where 12 people were killed last july, reopened this evening, with a ceremony for the victims. >> brown: we look at the realities of these proposals now from two experts. adding new psychologists to schools, asking teachers to help identify which students may need mental health treatment and making it easier for states to make information about individuals with mental illnesses available to the background check system. dr. paramjit joshi is director of psychiatry at the children's national medical center in washington, d.c. and the president-elect of the american academy of child and adolescent psychiatry. she has taught and published and barry rosenfeld is
president joe biden told the mayors not to believe the voices of doubt. >> there are some who say the most powerful voice in this debate belongs to the gun lobby and those that demand a stop to these common sense approaches to save lives. i think they're wrong. this time, this time will not be like times that have come before. >> suarez: and away from washington in aurora, colorado-- the movie theater where 12 people were killed last july, reopened this evening, with a ceremony for the victims. >> brown: we look at the realities of these proposals now from two experts. adding new psychologists to schools, asking teachers to help identify which students may need mental health treatment and making it easier for states to make information about individuals with mental illnesses available to the background check system. dr. paramjit joshi is director of psychiatry at the children's national medical center in washington, d.c. and the president-elect of the american academy of child and adolescent psychiatry. she has taught and published and barry rosenfeld is professor of psychology and directo
nbc news, the president and vice president joe biden will take the message on the road in the days and weeks ahead. doing it online with the #nowisthetime. kicking off the most ambitious federal campaign to kick off gun violence in decades, president obama wednesday made this heartfelt promise. >> i will put everything i've got into this, and so will joe. >> reporter: but some republicans are signaling it will be an uphill battle for the president. >> it won't be easy. legislation will be introduced and we'll look at it when it happens. >> reporter: marco rubio dismissed the president's plan. guns are not the problem. criminals with evidence nil their heart is. what's in the plan? a ban on military style assault weapons, limits op high-capacity magazines, that might have reduced the number of victims in recent shootings, universal background checks that could have prevented the columbine high school gunman from purchasing from a private seller. >> this is our first task as a society. keeping our children safe. >> reporter: to reinforce that point, mr. obama shared the stage with fo
president joe biden will take this message on the road in the days and weeks ahead. they are already doing it online with the #nowisthetime. kicking off the most ambitious federal campaign to crackdown on gun violence in decades, president obama on wednesday made this heartfelt promise. >> i will put everything i've got into this and so will joe. >> reporter: but some republicans are already signalling it will be an uphill battle for the president. >> not going to be easy. i know legislation is going to be introduced. we will look at it when that happens. >> reporter: florida senator marco rubio dismissed the president's plan. guns are not the problem, criminals with evil in their hearts and mentally ill people prone to violence are. what's included in the new package? a ban on military-style assault we will weapons, like the ones used last month in newtown and last sumner aurora, limits on high-cap pays the magazines that might have reused the number who have victims in both those cities and universal background checks that could have prevented the columbine high school gunman from buying
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